Get Creative – and make a difference

Warrington people are being invited to showcase their creativity and help build community connections for this year’s Get Creative Festival. The 2021 Festival, ‘Get Creative & Make a Difference’ – which runs from Saturday 8th – Sunday 16th May – will focus on creative activities that have social connectedness at their heart. Recognising the impact that Covid-19 has had on […]

Ravers Return

Thousands of partygoers were allowed to enjoy the first legal nightclub evening without Covid restrictions since the pandemic began. The ‘First Dance’ trial event was staged by Circus at Bramley Moor Dock, Liverpool as part of an events research programme. It aims to study the possibility of safely reopening small and large-scale events without social distancing and face […]

Blossoms Up

Thousands of revellers without face coverings danced shoulder-to-shoulder to live music for the first time in more than a year at a pilot music festival. Around 5,000 people packed into Sefton Park in Liverpool on Sunday for the outdoor gig that included performances from Blossoms, The Lathums and Liverpool singer-songwriter Zuzu. Everyone had to produce negative […]

BLOG: Pilot events – what happens next?

Around 11,000 people attended two nightclub gigs organised by Circus at Bramley Moore Dock and a music festival at Sefton Park at the weekend. They were part of the Government’s Events Research Programme, looking at how to restart the events sector safely as Covid-19 restrictions are eased. Liverpool also hosted the launch of the Good […]

BLOG: How the city came together to stage an unforgettable week

It has been a week of firsts for the country and Liverpool has been at the very heart of it. Director of Culture Liverpool, Claire McColgan MBE, reflects on what has taken place behind the scenes to bring events alive once more, and how team work really did make the dream work. The images of […]

Sefton Park Pilot road closures

The first live music festival to take place in the country for over a year will take centre stage in Liverpool’s Sefton Park on Sunday 2 May. Running from 4pm to 10pm, 5,000 festival-goers will descend on the park as part of the national Events Research Programme. To enable the event to take place safely, […]

How and where to vote safely in St Helens Borough

St Helens Borough is ready for a safe and secure voting day in the Local Elections, Liverpool City Region Mayoral Elections and Merseyside Police & Crime Commissioner Elections on Thursday 6 May. The council has planned for Covid-19 secure elections, with changes to polling station venues and safety measures in place at polling stations, to […]

Liverpool hosts the country’s first nightclub and festival gigs in over a year

The Sefton Park Pilot event takes place on Sunday 2 May. Photo credit: Ant Clausen All eyes are on Liverpool this weekend as the city hosts the first nightclub gigs and music festival since lockdown in March 2020. Circus Nightclub is running two gigs at Bramley Moore on Friday 30 April and Saturday 1 May, while the […]